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Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The Role of Technology. Early Childhood STEM Education.

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Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. She has a Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation) from Charles Sturt University and is interested in digital game-based learning, innovative pedagogies and underpinning learning with technology.

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How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them. How do you keep up on technology?

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Obviously, they’re doing simpler tasks, maybe they’re not as complex and in depth, having tor but the type of problem solving they’re doing — the type of debugging, and having to sequence their instructions and reiterate and do trial and error — all of those things that we see the older students doing, we’re finding that with the newer technologies we can get these younger students doing the same thing.

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

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Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet. Focus on gifting our younger students with a broad range of inquiry experiences and collaborative know-how, writes STEM education expert Anne Jolly. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true.

How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

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Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why.

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together. Vicki: Let’s talk about bringing computational thinking and STEM together with Stephanie Zieger. So, Stephanie, what is our first way to bring computational thinking and STEM together?

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Vicki: Today we’re going to be talking with the author of # EduSnap17 , Leslie Swanson Anaya @ InspiredLeslie , about five ideas for technology stations. Educators, I just want to encourage you.

5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

eSchool News

As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success. Two years ago, my school, Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, kicked off a new effort to create authentic learning experiences for all students by infusing STEM learning strategies into our curriculum.

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum. A good number of educators have not received training on how to integrate activities into their classroom practices which entail resource heavy, hands-on learning.

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Technology includes the iPads toddlers play on, the smartphones we use to guide our days, the apps that turn our lights on and off–or start our car. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Significantly, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers.

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In an Extremely Challenging Year, Innovative STEM Educators Shine to Win 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

eSchool News

Each winning high school and college-level educator awarded cash and technology prizes valued at $5,500 for their creative use of data-collection technology. The 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners include: Category: High School.

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet this demand, there has been ongoing discussion on how to best educate our kids for a STEM-focused future. STEM education will only become more important moving forward.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? Jacqui: I think what happens to a lot of teachers is that they confuse the idea of teaching writing — when they are talking about technology — with teaching handwriting or keyboarding.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning. These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. LEGO Education WeDo kits. Curriculum, software and STEM, discovery-based project kits. It is taking science, technology, engineering and math and making it actionable.

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. You can take these courses for continuing education, salary advancement, or recertification. ” The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Calling STEM Educators: Vernier Software & Technology Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Engineering Award

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for the 2021 Vernier Engineering Award. About Vernier Software & Technology. Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of educational, scientific data-collection technology for 40 years.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. We adapted the Design Thinking Process to include additional phases based on our own experiences in schools with educators and kids. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions. and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.”

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STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

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STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an important group of subjects that are in high demand — not just in classrooms, but in the job market as well. As technology is increasingly used in the job market, we need to prepare our children for the employment landscape they’ll encounter in the future. In the upcoming decade, STEM jobs will grow at almost double the rate of all other jobs. Technology & Engineering.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

His Job: Planetary Protection for the Perseverance Mars rover and Mars Sample Return (Mars sample return “break the chain technology). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners. To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me.

5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning

eSchool News

STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum. Related content: How STEM invigorates learning.

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Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. The earlier we introduce coding to children, the more comfortable they will become with computers and technology and the more successful they will become when presented with more challenging learning opportunities.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University. The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? So one of the things I try to do is give the students the technology that takes their ideas and enhances them for them, just in their everyday conversation. Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science? Leah is a 20-year veteran educator.

Emeritus Expands into K12 through Acquisition of iD Tech Bringing Equitable STEM Education to Adults and Youth Globally

eSchool News

The companies will bring expert instruction in STEM fields to individuals worldwide,with a shared goal of bridging the STEM opportunity gap. STEM career opportunities are projected to grow exponentially, with an estimated 3.5

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5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students.

How one district supports STEM during COVID

eSchool News

Like every educator, Frank Pileiro has had to pivot. As Supervisor of Technology at Linwood Board of Education in South Jersey, he has the added pressure of overseeing their robust maker space programs while managing the current hybrid teaching setup.

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How to get students interested in STEM

eSchool News

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are not just important topics for school children—they are essential to our culture. According to the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the U.S. is not producing enough STEM undergraduate degrees to match the forecasted demand, creating a national workforce crisis. Many factors contribute to this disinterest in STEM.

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